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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: The Club for Growth

2008 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 8%
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 8%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 4%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 52%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 87%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 0%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 82%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 58%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 73%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 87%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 38%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 100%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 0%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 74%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 83%
TX U.S. House 2 Ted Poe Republican 86%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 93%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 79%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 95%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 76%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 84%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 77%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 75%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 82%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 4%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 19 Randy Neugebauer Republican 88%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 66%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 91%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 92%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 12%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 12%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 87%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 85%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 9%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 69%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 86%
VA U.S. House 1 Rob Wittman Republican 81%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 8%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 81%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 79%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 3%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 13%
VT U.S. House At-Large Peter Welch Democratic 4%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 3%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 17%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 4%
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 78%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 15%
WA U.S. House 8 Dave Reichert Republican 53%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 11%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 11%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 0%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 79%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 10%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 7%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 91%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 36%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 95%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 95%
Neil Abercrombie 0%
Gary Ackerman 0%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 3%
Todd Akin 95%
Rodney Alexander 72%
Wayne Allard 91%
Thomas Allen 4%
Jason Altmire 8%
Rob Andrews 0%
Michael Arcuri 0%
Joe Baca, Sr. 1%
Michele Bachmann 91%
Spencer Bachus 71%
Brian Baird 9%
J. Gresham Barrett 91%
John Barrow 10%
Roscoe Bartlett 88%
Max Baucus 20%
Evan Bayh 11%
Melissa Bean 22%
Bob Bennett 63%
Shelley Berkley 4%
Howard Berman 4%
Marion Berry 0%
Judy Biggert 65%
Brian Bilbray 80%
Jeff Bingaman 3%
Tim Bishop 4%
Kit Bond 59%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 70%
Mary Bono Mack 50%
Dan Boren 14%
Leonard Boswell 0%
Rick Boucher 4%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 21%
Nancy Boyda 14%
Bruce Braley 0%
Paul Broun 100%
Henry Brown, Jr. 63%
Ginny Brown-Waite 73%
Jim Bunning 93%
Dan Burton 94%
Steve Buyer 64%
Robert Byrd 10%
Dave Camp 60%
John Campbell III 84%
Chris Cannon 87%
Eric Cantor 86%
Dennis Cardoza 8%
Russ Carnahan 0%
Christopher Carney 8%
Mike Castle 26%
Donald Cazayoux, Jr. 21%
Saxby Chambliss 66%
Ben Chandler III 12%
Travis Childers 33%
Hillary Clinton 3%
Howard Coble 73%
Thomas Coburn 95%
Norm Coleman 38%
Kent Conrad 3%
Jerry Costello 9%
Larry Craig 56%
Robert Cramer 9%
Barbara Cubin 77%
Artur Davis 9%
David Davis 90%
Geoff Davis 82%
Lincoln Davis 9%
Thomas Davis III 60%
Bill Delahunt 9%
James DeMint 100%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 55%
Norm Dicks 0%
John Dingell 0%
Chris Dodd 3%
Elizabeth Dole 48%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 53%
John Doolittle 85%
Byron Dorgan 23%
Thelma Drake 81%
David Dreier 70%
Chet Edwards 0%
Vern Ehlers 60%
Brad Ellsworth 3%
Jo Ann Emerson 34%
Philip English 35%
John Ensign 88%
Bob Etheridge 0%
Terry Everett 59%
Tom Feeney 97%
Russ Feingold 20%
Michael Ferguson 50%
Bob Filner 22%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 52%
Barney Frank 4%
Elton Gallegly 74%
Jim Gerlach 37%
Gabrielle Giffords 12%
Wayne Gilchrest 18%
Phil Gingrey 92%
Charlie Gonzalez 0%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 69%
Bart Gordon 1%
Judd Gregg 70%
Charles Hagel 58%
John Hall 0%
Ralph Hall 82%
Phil Hare 0%
Tom Harkin 3%
Jane Harman 7%
Doc Hastings 80%
Robert Hayes 37%
Wally Herger, Jr. 82%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 16%
Baron Hill 16%
Maurice Hinchey 8%
David Lee Hobson 46%
Paul Hodes 12%
Pete Hoekstra 73%
Thomas Holden 8%
Rush Holt, Jr. 6%
Darlene Hooley 0%
Kenny Hulshof 75%
Kay Hutchison 70%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 83%
Daniel Inouye 3%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 0%
William Jefferson 8%
Tim Johnson 53%
Timothy Johnson 27%
Steve Kagen 16%
Paul Kanjorski 0%
Ric Keller 75%
Patrick Kennedy 0%
Dale Kildee 0%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 0%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

Keep in mind that ratings done by special interest groups often do not represent a non-partisan stance. In addition, some groups select votes that tend to favor members of one political party over another, rather than choosing votes based solely on issues concerns. Nevertheless, they can be invaluable in showing where an incumbent has stood on a series of votes in the past one or two years, especially when ratings by groups on all sides of an issue are compared. Website links, if available, and descriptions of the organizations offering performance evaluations are accessible by clicking on the name of the group.

Most performance evaluations are displayed in a percentage format. However, some organizations present their ratings in the form of a letter grade or endorsement based on voting records, interviews, survey results and/or sources of campaign funding. For consistency and ease in understanding, Project Vote Smart converts all scores into a percentage when possible. Please visit the group's website or call 1-888-VOTESMART for more specific information.

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